In honor of CTPA’s 100th Anniversary and just before our Centennial Year Summer Meeting, it is appropriate to publish The History of Arboriculture as written by Oscar Stone. This is a short article that was originally written by Oscar for inclusion in the New Chapter of ISA’s newsletter. The date on the article is November 1997.
For those who did not have the good fortune of knowing Oscar, he was one of CTPA’s most active and influential members for a good 4 decades at least – a period of time that ran from the 1960’s right up until the time of his passing, in July 2007 at the age of 94. He was Secretary for CTPA for many of those years, as well as an instructor in arboriculture who helped many, many arborists in Connecticut their license, and a well-known arborist in his own right
The linked article is a direct scan of the original article as printed out on Oscar’s dot-matrix printer. In this article, he provides a good summary of where arboriculture and CTPA came from. Enjoy!